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Porosity of Hardened
Portland Cement Pastes
L. E, COPELAND
J. C. HAYES
Authorized Reprint of a Copyrighted
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE
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February, 1956; Proceedings Vol. 52, p. 633
Title No. 52-39
Porosity of Hardened Portland Cement Pastes
By L. E. COPELANDt and J. C. HAYES*
Continued study of the properties of hardened poitland cement pastes
has provided information which makes it possible to estimate porosity of
pastes more precisely than is possible by using the original equations of Powers
and Brownyard. The total pore volume of hardened pastes is 0.99 w € .
Capillary pore volume is the difference between total pore volume and pore
volume characteristic of the gel in hardened pastes.
The pore volume of the gel is assumed to be the lowest pore volume that
has been observed in hardened pastes. The paste with the lowest pore
volume was made with w /c = 0.235 and cured for 11 years. The gel porosity
calculated for this paste is 0.26. The average Dumber of layers of water
molecules on the surface of this saturated gel is 2.38.
Definitions of symbols
= nonevaporable water per gram of
cement in a completely hydrated paste
= weight of cement
= density of a saturated hardened paste
= porosity of hardened paste
= ratio of V m to u\
= capillary pore volume in hardened
= gel pore volume in hardened paste
= total pore volume in hardened paste
= specific volume of pure water
= specific volume of cement
= specific volume of hydration products
v t = apparent specific volume of the total
V = partial specific volume of water
V m = weight of water required to form an
adsorbed monolayer over the surface
in a hardened paste
= volume of paste
= weight of evaporable water in the
Wn = weight of nonevaporable water in the
Wl = weight of total water in the hardened
The fact that a hardened portland cement paste that is saturated with water
can lose all of its evaporable water with only a slight change in volume im-
plies that the hardened paste is porous. A study of relationships between
the properties and porosities of hardened pa- >s led Powers and Brownyard 1
to conclude that there are two classes of pores: (1) gel pores— small pores
between the gel particles, and (2) capillary pores— pores larger than gel pore:
which exist between aggregates of gel particles.
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tSenior Research Chemist, Zonolite Co., Chicago, 111. (formerly Assistant Research Chemist. Portland
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Some of »li« physical properties of a hardened paste, the permeability to
sv -, , r example, depend upon the total porosity; other properties, such as
ompressive strength and resistance to freezing, are related to the capillary
osity. Therefore, an accurate equation for capillary porosity is necessary
,. ,„ isely the effect of capillary and gel porosities upon the prop-
rti< - of tl pasti
Some of the details of t lie Powers and Brownyard model have been changed
result of continued research. We have found thai their equation for
ilating capillary porosity gives negative values in a few instance con-
uently, the prol of computing I lie i sity from certain readily measured
, ri . I fche p.i- has been studied further so as to understand the cause
i i _ itive r< ultfi and to obtain a e accurate equation.
The nation for ilculating capillary pore volume, i>, given by Powei
id B wnyard. is
= - : l + ■
< 1 1
where ii i ginal net* water content of the fresh paste, vo n is the non-
tent of the saturated, hardened paste, v t is the minimum
tpj rent specific volume of the total water that can exist in
urated : • n is th zje n ber of layere of water in the gel por<
,,i amount of watei necessary i<» form a monolayer on
1 to tin le v • ' content ot ihe paste.
I Hi.- olume ol watei in hardened paste us the difference
ii the -luii- <ii the i '< ai I the volume «•! the cement n i imams
led I thi Jit "t \\ both fi and chemically combined, in the
P l I
I ilume of th< at* I be ■ afr t change <ti olume ot i hi
P h n ' _• in i h< weight ot watei it main- at a constant
1 1 1 • le water con tent
h of 1 1 Kq I) and t d 1 hal i po ii y "I
(»1\ -ma i ti mated from i h«- pante* availabh
1. I. In di • that the partial -p ifi<
I I l| I p ; ' ' : !• .
1 1 I pn Foi calculi \uti \»> n I I < « >1 al
■ j I eqi i I " 1 1 i ot I hi olution b< Id
.' < d. II lijinc can he - iniated I roil
d tl lun ' l.< er i
It i he < na j i j 1 h< -ai • manner I m paf
POROSITY OF HARDENED PORTLAND CEMENT PASTE
which contain no capillary pores. The capillary pore volume is simply thi
difference between the total and gel pore volumes.
Paste were prepared from five different cements covering a wine ranji
>ment compositions. The computed potential compound comp ion
i he cement ire gi\ en in Ta ble I .
Preparation of samples
The pa let u ed in t hi> investigation were, with the exceptions n< ed be!
mi ed in a vacuum by the method described in a pn ious papei Sinc<
p i ho prepared were free from air* hubbies, theif water «. tents ould
determined accurately from simple drying or ignition procedun
The paste- were cured under wain .t 73 F, in closed gla mold*
Some ol the results con idered here were obtain I u i pa prepared i
othei project Although curing pro lun varied, i e was exi I
include only the results obtained on saturated pastes lh
eparated into three groups:
a I I 1 1 1 1 \ I e - 1
These specimens were prepared for permeability udi
thai some leaching ol lime i m! alkali occurred duri
(iroup I The e pastes were prepared to determine th<
the ipecifii surface ; 1 1 m I the nonevaporable - f t
nonevaporal »le w a t er a h possible
icn i rai i
Group 4 \ eries of specimens were prepared in 1940 in ac< ith tl
p dure used for autoclave tests of ceme Tin pen ured ii
inoisl Ho i I duri nil t he first 21 hi and under \\ ah a l ', I until ana, I
nd of II years Water ement ratios ranged from n 2 i to 0.2o bv '
These pastes were not va mm mixed, I -hl\ broli -un i <
specimens appi kred wet, indicating that thi pecimei i. I
leaehi occurred during the 11 -year curing period This showri
paring the chemical analysis oi the cured paste with thi d
I lie cement
TABLE 1— PROPERTIES OF CEMENTS USED IN POROSITY INVESTIGATION
S«l frill I'T fcS
1 ■_•■ 1 1
\ 1 9
1 ■ -
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The total water content, w h of saturated, hardened pastes prepared by the
acuum mixinu procedures was calculated directly from the ignition loss it
]M00 F. oi the pa>te. A correction for the original ignition loss of the cement
Vi (When the pastes contained air voids, the total water content wa
und from the sum of noiievaporable water and evaporable water, the latter
ing de rmined by the procedure described by Powers and Brownyard.-'
The ■'. tisiti< dp, oi the saturated pastes prepared by the vacuum mixin
proa dure were determined by a specific gravity balance. This determination
w m . upon th( sample before it was crushed and dried for other tests.
I p S : group 3, the density determination was performed on -amp]
which v i _ undated to eliminate voids. The grinding was done in a con-
trolled aln I cabinet where the air Was Saturated with water and h
Nonevaporable water in the mples, to*, was determined from the ignition
I, t 19001 oi mples dried in an evacuated desiccator connected to a trap
■ ; bv dry i< i md alcohol. 5
I i \ J, n\ and total water content oi i uum-mixed, saturated
km I is i Bible I calculate original water content, < mming thai
i ii volume chai g< :urs duri i the hydration period. Lei c and Wi
icp | the wi in of the cemenl and total water, respectively, in the
I lei I i I Ken
hen ■ the specifii olu i of the cemenl and apparent specific
ilu i the t .1 \ er, resp tivelj and d, is the paste densit}
■ rhang< luring I h< hydrat ion period
. i . •. ii and i I he specific ' olunru emi<
I Mi I •: _' id
I . gi> in b ' be right-hand meml i
I i i that tl wi • ratio u dil] d< ined.
the p • wen • timated from ■'> i adsorption m< ..
uiemei s. Tin iioil!lt> <»t ;il< ui-
TABLE 2— RELATIVE VAPOR PRES-
SURES OVER SATURATED SOLUTIONS
OF COMPOUNDS USED FOR RELA-
TIVE VAPOR PRESSURE CONTROL
i \,t four di it n it i i vapoi
prcsHin en d< ine<i h m<
n t hi • - 'i1 iii' f ■ •' amp i
d I to i he now
ite, suspended from nh tig
lash jack I ...< h j
uaH'd ;»' the jnti lud
ii i ;i ii 1 1 rf-n
POROSITY OF HARDENED PORTLAND CEMENT PASTES 637
sel containing a saturated solution of a pure compound. The four compounds
and the relative vapor pressures over their saturated solutions are listed in
The two parameters, Y m and C, of the BET adsorption equation 6 were
calculated from adsorption data. Y m is the amount of water necessary to form
a complete monolayer over the surface, and C is related to the average heat of
adsorption in the first laver.
Total pore volume in hardened pastes
Powers and Brownyard determined the specific volume of the solid phases
in hardened pastes by a helium-displacement method and obtained the volume
of pores from the difference between over-all volume and volume of the solid
hases. Then from the mass of water in saturated samples they concluded
that water in gel pores had a smaller specific volume than water in capillary
pores. The difference between the specific volume of gel and capillary water
complicated the calculation of porosity of pastes. In an investigation reported
in another paper we found, by a water-displacement method, that partial
Bpecific volume of gel water is equal to that of capillary water in saturated
astes.- This simplifies determination of the total pore volume in hardened
The pores of a saturated paste are filled with a solution of soluble cement
constituents, principally alkalies, in chemically tree water. We cannot de-
termine directly the density of this solution, but we have determined that
partial specific volume of chemically free water in pastes made from certain
low-alkali cements is (MM). It is not likely that variations in cement com-
position, including variations in alkali content, will affect this value appre-
ciably. Consequently, we can use it to approximate closely the volume of the
solution in the pores of hardened pastes by calculating the volume occupied by
chemically free water in saturated paste. This approximation has been applied
to solutions of KOH and XaOH in the range of concentrations to be expecti
in hardened pastes. The difference between approximated volume and true
volume of the solution is less than O.o percent. Even if the concentration of
alkali in the evaporable water were twice the probable highest concentration.
the error would be below 1 percent. We believe, therefore, that the error in
pore volume associated with this approximation is less than 0.5 percent. The
evaporable water content is assumed to be equal to the chemically free water
content of hardened pastes.
In other words, within 0.5 percent, the total pore volume, />,, of a hardened
paste is equal to the weight of evaporable water in the saturated paste multi-
plied by 0.99, i.e..
p t = 0.99 it-, = 0.99(u>« - Wn)
^mce the water gained by the paste during the curing period is given by
wt - »•„ = 0.254 w„ (Ref. 2)
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TABLE 3— MEAN k VALUES FOR it follows that
VARIOUS CEMENTS Vt = 0.99(w„ - 74(1/ )
Gel pore volume
Powers and Brownyard concluded
that the framework of a hardened
paste was a gel which possessed its
own characteristic porosity. They
had evidence that the gel pores could
hold a quantity of water equal to 4V m ,
or the equivalent, 4/ ,,. The term n of Eq. (1) was thus assigned the value
of 4 by Powers and Brownyard.
When the procedure for determining w n was revised,'' it became necessary
to investigate again the relationship between V m and «*„. The later work
hows that V m is proportional to w n in pastes made from cements with normal
( - nd C 3 S contents, but 1\ may not be exactly proportional to w, in paste
n (< from cements with high (" S contents. Since the departure from pro-
portionality is small, even if real, we shall ignore it, and use the values of ft
reporl ed in Table 3 for different cements. These values are different from those
reported by Powers and Brownyard because of the difference in the method
of determining w n . The relationship between V m and w n will be discussed in
moo detail in another paper.
The proportionality of Y m to w n implies that the specific surface of the hy-
Iration products is a constant and is independent of the extent of hydration
of the cement in the paste. Apparently, gel particles do not grow larger as
hydration proceeds; but new particles, similar in size to those firsl formed, are
iroduced. It seem- reasonable to suppose that a mechanism thai produces
gel particles of fairly uniform size should also produce a fairly uniform mode
of packing these particle-: consequently, the gel would possess a characteristic
Thi minimum value of the ratio w e /V m for hardened pastes is a measure of
gel porosity lor pore* of saturated hardened paste are filled with evaporable
water; and surface area, which is proportional to 1 „,. is due to colloidal hy-
Iration products comprising the gel. The lowest value of "v/1 .., found for
] • investigated in this work is 2.38. We have not been aide to establish
the minimum i due, although the proportionality between Y m and w, implie
that a gel porosity corresponding to w e , V m ^ 1 musl exist.
The general results we have obtained in attempt ing to determine a minimum
value for w, \'„ are illustrated by the following consideration:
it follows thai if a lower limit
also exist . In a saturated
for w, 1 gists, a lower limit for "', u musl
w t w n is related to the original water-cement
itio, w, ' . by ihe equation
POROSITY OF HARDENED PORTLAND CEMENT PASTES
Fig. 1 relationship
for pastes of cement 15754
at two — - levels
-. O. I64G
+ 0.264 ... .(7;
From Eq. (7) we should expect then thai the ratio w, w for saturated,
hardened pastes having the same ir r would lie on a straight line when plotted
against w /c. The intercept of this line at w a <=o -Tumid be 0.254, and the
slope I (n\ c). Fig. I is a plot of two sets of data. These data were obtained
on past< at ages up to 11 years. The point- are close to the theoretical lim
md show no break, indicating that the minimum > r > "'• has i ot be< n r< :hed.
The lowest values of ir, u\ were reached after I 1 years; it is aoi likely that
values appreciably lower than these will ever be reached. It will probably b
necessary to deduce the minimum values of u\ ir, and w, 1 from othei types
The porosity, e. of a hardened paste containing neither unhydrated cemenl
nor capillary pores is
w t \
( 1 + i)"~
4- 0.99 M ' f r u
w here v h is the specific volume of the hydration products and a is I he maximum
value of w n c. Porosities calculated from Eq. (8) with w, l. =2.38 rang*
from 0.2b to 0.28 for the cement- studied here. These porosities are close to
that characteristic of a close-packed system of uniformly sized spheres, 0.26.
Inequality of particle size in a close-packed system could lead to porosities
640 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE February 1956
smaller than 0.2<, and consequently to ratios of wJX m smaller than 2.38.
We believe, however, that particle size distribution in gels is narrow; thus,
gel porosity should not fall much below 0.2G.
Accordingly, the best estimation of p now possible is given by
p„ = 0.99 X 2MV m = 0.99 X 2.38*u>„ = 2.36/. " ,. (9)
Capillary pore volume in hardened pastes
( pillary pnn- in hardened pastes are larger than gel pores. They exist
as spaci thai have not been filled by gel particles and may be completely
surrounded by gel. The volume of the capillary pores, p e , is the difference
ietween the total pore volume of the hardened paste and the gel-pore volunw
It is calculated by combining Eq. (5) and (9).
p c = p t - p = 0.99 [w t - (1 + 2.38A-),r,] ()
p c = 0.99 [w - (0.746 4- 2Mk)w n ]
Porosity of hardened pastes
The ons given above relate pore volume to nonevaporable water and
total water in urated, hardened pastes. Usually these quantities are ex-
prc ed as fractions oi cement content of the pastes. Porosity is the pore
volume in unit volume of paste and can be calculated from w, C and ir, c by
multiplying pore volume per unit weight of cement by amount of cement in a
mit volume of p • The equations for total and capillary porosity are:
e = '— = 0.99
J 1 + —
I = °
- ( I + 2.38/
wh - the density and 1 is the volume of the paste.
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For such discussion of this paper as may develop please see Part 2,
December 1956 Journal. In Proceedings V. 52 discussion immediately
follows the June 1956 Journal pages.
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oratory Tests Over the Period 1904 to 1950," by H. F. Gonnebman and
Reprinted fromSpecial Publication So. t£? published by American Society for Testing
"Studies of the Effect of Entrained Air on the Strength and Dura-
bility of Concretes Made with Various Maximum Sizes of Aggregate,"
by Paul Klieger.
Reprinted from Proceedings of the Highway Research Board. 31. 177 (19 •-'
"Effect of Settlement of Concrete on Results of Pull-Out Bond Tests,"
by Carl A. Menzel, November, 1952.
"An Investigation of Bond Anchorage and Related Factors in Rein-
forced Concrete Beams," by Carl A. Menzel and William M U ood-
4 'Ten Year Report on the Long-Time Study of Cement Performance
in Concrete/' by Advisory Committee of the Long-Time Study of Cement
Performance in Concrete, R. F. Blanks, Chairman.
Reprinted from Journal of the American Concrete Institute (March, 1953); Proceedings,
49, BO! (1953).
"The Reactions and Thermochemistry of Cement Hydration at Ordi-
nary Temperature/' by Harold H. Steinour.
Reprinted from Third International Symposium on the Chemistry of Cement. London*
"Investigations of the Hydration Expansion Characteristics of Portland
Cement/' bv H. R Goxnermax, Wm. Lerch, and Thomas M. Whiteside
"Theory of Volume Changes in Hardened Portland Cement
During Freezing/' by T. C. Powers and R. A. Helmvth.
Reprinted from Proceedings of the Highway Research Board, 32 2>o (1953).
Bulletin 47 — "The Determination of Non-Evaporable Water in Hardened Portland
Cement Paste/' by L. E. Copeland and John C. Hayes.
Reprinted from ASTM Bulletin No. 194, 70 (December. 1953i.
Bulletin 48 — "The Heats of Hydration of Tricalcium Silicate and beta-Dicalcium
Silicate," by Stephen Bri water, J. C. Hayes and \Y. E. Habs.
Reprinted from The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 58, 279 (1954).
Bulletin 49 — "Void Spacing as a Basis for Producing Air-Entrained Concrete/'
by T. C. Powers.
Reprinted from Journal of the American Concrete Institute (May, I954)j Proceedings,
50. 741 (1954).
Bulletin 49A — Discussion of the paper "Void Spacing as a Basis for Producing Air-
Entrained Concrete/ 1 by J. E. Backstrom, R. \Y. Burrows, V. E. Wolk-
odoff and Author, T. C. Powers,
Reprinted from Journal of the American Concrete Institute (Dec. Part 2 1954); Pro-
ceeding, 50, 760-1 (1954).
Bulletin 50— "The Hydrates of Magnesium Perchlorate/' by L. E. Copeland and R.
Reprinted from The Journal of Physical Chi misi // 58. 1075 (1954).
Bulletin 51 — "Determination of Sodium and Potassium Oxides in Portland Cement
Raw Materials and Mixtures, and Similar Silicates by Flame Photom-
etry/' I C. L. Ford.
Reprinted from Analytical Chemistry, 46, 157S (1954).
Bulletin 52— "Self Desiccation in Portland Cement Pastes/' by L. E. Copeland and
R. H. Bragg.
Reprinted from ASTM Bulletin, No. 204, 34 (February, 1955).
Bulletin 55— "Permeability of Portland Cement Pastes/' by T.C. Powers, L E. Cope-
land, J. C. Hayes and II. MM an v
Reprinted from Journal of the Am an Concrete Institute, f November. 1954); Pro-
ceedings, 51. 2>i5 (1955).
Bulletin 54 — "Some Observations on the Mechanics of Alkali-Aggregate Reaction/ 1
by L. S. Brown.
Reprinted from ASTM Bui n, No. 205, 40 (April. 1055).
An Interpretation of Published Researches on the Alkali-Aggregate
Reaction: Part 1— The Chemical Reactions and Mechanism of Expan-
sion; Part 2 — A Hypothesis Concerning Safe and Unsafe Reactions
with Reactive Silica in Concrete/' by T. C. Powers and II H. Steinoub.
Reprinted from Journal of the American Concrete h te (February and April. 1955);
Proceedings, 51 197, 785 (1955
Comparison of Results of Three Methods for Determining Young's
Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete/' by U E, Philleo.
Reprinted from Journal of the American ncrete Institute (January, 1955): Proceed-
'> M 4ol 1
Bulletin 57 — "Osmotic Studies and Hypothesis Concerning Alkali-Aggregate Re-
action/* by <h;orge J. Vekbec k and Charles Gramlkh.
li( -printed from Proceedings, America* iety / Testing Mi 55,
Bulletin 58 — "Basic Considerations Pertaining to Freezing and Thawing Tests," b
T. (\ PoWBBfl
Reprinted from Proceedings American \fal 55,
Bulletin 59— "New Study on Reactions in Burning Cement Raw Materials/'
L. A. I.) A HI*
Hepnn ted from Rock Product*, 58, No. 5 7! N 102 Wo 7^
Bulletin 60 "Long-Time Study of Cement Performance in Concrete Chapter ,J
Correlation of the Results of Laboratory Tests v\ i t h Field Performam
Under Natural Freezing and Thawing Conditions," \ I II J v. k \
Keprintfd from Journal o '•• \ Concrete! *r
52, 100 (1956).
Bulletin 61— "A Method for the Determination of the ( menl Content <»f Plastic
Concrete/' h\ \\ < . IIimi itrul li \ W in Id
Reprinted from \8T M Bh No 199, <: i h
Bulletin 62 — "Investigation of the Franke Method ol Determining I i Calcilll
Hydroxide and Free Calcium Oxide," by I I Pri "i phen Bri
\ \ i i it and I ) L, Kani it".
Reprinted froin Inalytirat ( <mj ( IX) -
Bulletin 6 A — "Ifydniullc Pressure in Concrete," l>\ I I Po* » »
Reprinted from P i td I I m* I H ' '
Bulletin 64— "The Freezing and Thawing Test," I I ( Po*
Reprinted from 181 M R#p
gut* U'\ I 'iition r> ■
Bulletin 65 — "The Stoichiometrv of the Hydration of Intalci mi Sitlcal »i Boom
Temperature: 1 — Hydration In a Ball Mill II — llvdratinn in a Pa
Form," bj Stephen Bri \ \ • er, L I i II! II I
Reprinted from / * ' i I
Bulletin 66 — "Effect of \ugregate on Shrinkage of Concrete and Hypotln ncern
ing Shrinkage, "bj Gerai d Ph kett.
Reprinted fi om J I »*<
i'j 52, p >8I 195*5
Bulletin 67 — "Observations on the Resistance ol Concrete to h r zing and I haw-
ing/' l>\ Ih bert Woods [ncludi dis< ion I. E. Baci
\\ \\ Hi \i\ii )w s, and aul hor'a cIohuj
IN j printed f n >m / ■ ' m
SI, 345 I 9 • ■ . I >i l'7 i 5 1
Bulletin 6H— "Porosity of Hardened Portland Cement Paetee," I I
I: inted from i '
i 'i ■ ,i,